August is Cauldron Month (Tempest-style)!

August is Cauldron Month (Tempest-style)! July 30, 2019
Photo of Tempest by Carrie Meyer, Universal Studios

So I saw a friend post this link about August is Cauldron Month. And me, having written the book on cauldrons, got all excited thinking that someone decided we should focus on cauldrons all month long.  Like, what is not to love about that??

However no, that’s not what “Cauldron Month” means or refers to. Apparently the concept started with Molly back in 2016 here, and the focus – in her own words is “This is a time in which I ‘take it all to the cauldron’ and let it bubble and brew and stew and percolate.” Which is a great concept. It truly is, and one a lot of people should consider and utilize.  Downtime to ponder, absorb, and brew things is necessary – especially for artistic pursuits and stressful lifestyles alike.

But that hasn’t stopped my brain from kicking into high gear and wondering what my initial vision when I first heard “Cauldron Month.”  I mean, why not use the cauldron as a focus tool for an entire month, right?  The cauldron is iconic in Witchcraft, yet so often overlooked or underestimated. So a little fun challenge with cauldrons could definitely help folks explore and discover cauldrons more.

Photo by Artem Maltsev on Unsplash

Therefore I present to you: a calendar of Cauldrons – inspiration for every day in August! August may seem a weird month for cauldrons, but it’s an excellent time to think about balancing hot and cold, preparing for the harvest and Autumn. Perfect timing to get re-familiar with the cauldron.

If you feel inspired, please do join in and  follow along – and share your thoughts and images with the hashtag #ltzcauldron so you can see what others Witches are up to. Also, keep in mind there are many things that function as cauldrons besides the classic one – bathtubs, washing machines, crock pots, pasta pots, teapots, and more.  Below, I’ve set a theme for each day and gave you a little bit of inspiration to get your cauldron brewing for the first week, then you can take it from there! I’m going to try and do it too on my Instagram and author page on FB.

8/1 – Clean Your Cauldron. As we’ve just had a New Moon, this is a great time for new beginnings.  For a good fresh start, dust your cauldron off, give it a bath, season it if it’s cast-iron, etc.
8/2Bless Your Cauldron. Bless your cauldron to help give focus and direction. Use incense, salt, water, and candle, and/or anoint with oil – whatever your preferred method.
8/3 -First Brew.  What will you brew with your newly cleaned and blessed cauldron?
8/4 – Favorite Cauldron – share the cauldron you’re most proud of.
8/5 – Cauldron of Protection. Today is a good day to focus on protection spellcraft with your cauldron.
8/6 -Cleansing Cauldron. Utilize your cauldron to spiritually cleanse something.
8/7 -Cooling Cauldron. Beat the heat and balance emotions.

Witch Tools – from the author’s “Witch’s Brew Coloring Book” – available at www.owlkeyme.com

8/8 -Cerridwen’s Cauldron. 
8/9 -Self-Cafe Cauldron. 
8/10 – Cauldron of Inspiration. 
8/11 – Tarot & The Cauldron. 
8/12 -Playful Cauldron. 
8/13 -Historical Cauldron. 
8/14 -Calming Cauldron. 

8/15 -Full Moon Cauldron. 
8/16 -The Cat & Cauldron.
8/17 – The Cauldron of Warming. 
8/18 – Baba Yaga’s Cauldron. 
8/19 – Favorite Brew. 
8/20 – Coven Cauldron. 
8/21 – Cauldron of Truth. 

Photo by Paige Cody on Unsplash

8/22 – Cauldron of Different Color.
8/23 – Cauldron of Plenty.
8/24 – Crystal Cauldron. 
8/25 – The Cauldron of Motion.
8/26 – Uncoventional Cauldron. 
8/27 -The Cauldron As a Mirror.
8/28 – Put a Lid On It.

Photo by Tikkho Maciel on Unsplash

8/29 – Romancing the Cauldron.
8/30 – Scry the Cauldron.
8/31 – The Cauldron of Wisdom.

And we did it!  Have fun, be creative, and enjoy doing a bit of learning along the way!

Robbi, the owner of The Robin’s Nest in Bellingham, MA – and me…because of course when there’s a giant cauldron, you HAVE to get in that thing and take a photo!

Quick Reference for #ltzcauldron:

8/1 – Clean Your Cauldron.
8/2 – Bless Your Cauldron.
8/3 -First Brew.
8/4 – Favorite Cauldron.
8/5 – Cauldron of Protection.
8/6 -Cleansing Cauldron.
8/7 -Cooling Cauldron.
8/8 -Cerridwen’s Cauldron.
8/9 -Self-Care Cauldron.
8/10 – Cauldron of Inspiration.
8/11 – Tarot & The Cauldron.
8/12 -Playful Cauldron.
8/13 -Historical Cauldron
8/14 -Calming Cauldron.
8/15 -Full Moon Cauldron.
8/16 -The Cat & Cauldron.
8/17 – The Cauldron of Warming.
8/18 – Baba Yaga’s Cauldron.
8/19 – Favorite Brew.
8/20 – Coven Cauldron.
8/21 – Cauldron of Truth.

8/22 – Cauldron of Different Color.
8/23 – Cauldron of Plenty.
8/24 – Crystal Cauldron.
8/25 – The Cauldron of Motion.
8/26 – Unconventional Cauldron.
8/27 -The Cauldron As a Mirror.
8/28 – Put a Lid On It.
8/29 – Romancing the Cauldron.
8/30 – Scry the Cauldron.
8/31 – The Cauldron of Wisdom.


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